Prince George’s Community College Invites Young Women to June 20th Pep Rally Gala

Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) is inviting recommendations of young woman to attend the third annual gala“Pep Rally Under the Stars,” !  Recommend a young woman to enjoy an awesome celebration on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland, College Park.  There will be dinner, dancing, a silent auction, keynote speaker Sarah Jakes, daughter of T.D. Jakes, a former teen mom and new author, remarks from our Scholar Ericka Harley, and the celebration of two college graduates!  
There is no cost to attend for the women chosen to attend.  PGCC is seeking a few young women who are under 25, and had their first child before they were 19 years of age to attend the event.  The young woman does not need to be a current PGCC student. This is a dressy affair. 
For more questions call Cecilia Knox 301-583-7007.

Tupac Shakur’s Activism Illustrated Through 20 Minute Phone Conversation

WARNING: Explicit Language

When you listen to this telephone conversation between the late Tupac Shakur and Sankiya Shakur (known as Monster Kody, formerly of the LA gang the Crips), you can’t help but get chills.

Tupac Shakur was known for his back-and-forth from bawdy, foul-mouthed rapper to conscious community activist throughout his short life which ended in 1996. But, there has been no song or interview before that  the public been privy to  that gives such a well-rounded insight into one of the most prolific figures in music and Black culture and his heart-felt convictions on community activism, love for Black people and responsibility as a Black man. The conversation is both a cautionary tale and a template for arts activism.